Much loved comedian Frank Carson died today, aged 85, his agent has announced.
The Belfast-born stand up, famous for his catchphrase ‘It’s the way I tell them’ had been battling stomach cancer for some time. He passed away this morning at home near Blackpool, Lancs.
The Irish comic rose to fame in the 1960s after winning talent show Opportunity Knocks three times.
A spokesman said: “It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Frank Carson.
“Frank will be remembered for being a wonderful stand-up comedian from the golden era of light entertainment on television shows such as The Comedians, Tiswas, Opportunity Knocks and many, many more.”
He added: “His audience and friends alike will remember him as a genuine, kind-hearted and generous man who was also very funny because of ‘the way he told ’em’.
“We will remember him as one of the nicest people in showbiz, a gentleman and a friend.”
Plans are being made for a funeral in his home town of Belfast.
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